Who we are:
Are you ready to get well?
We specialize in the latest, innovative treatments for depression, anxiety and PTSD using ketamine, esketamine(Spravato)( and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
A little history on the treatment of depression and anxiety:
Starting in the late 1950s, scientists and physicians started treating depression and anxiety disorders with medications that worked on serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. The treatments were based on adjusting levels of these chemicals in the brain. These medications include Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Pristiq, and many others. For many, these medications have worked wonders. However, for some, they have not helped ,had too many side effects, taken too long to work or just stopped working.
What we do:
We utilize the power of ketamine, esketamine (Spravato) and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD.
Ketamine and esketamine are completely different than other medications. They work on GABA, BDNF and GDNF among other effects. They can be used on their own or in conjunction with other medications. Psychotherapy is always an important part of mental health treatment.
Our treatments are done in our office in East Sacramento. During your treatment, you may enter into non-ordinary states of consciousness which allow you to access emotions, thoughts and feelings in a new way. You will be monitored in our safe, comfortable and healing space. You will need to have a friend or family member provide you transportation home.
If you participate in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a specially trained therapist will work with you while you are in the ketamine state. Your KAP therapist will coordinate with your current therapist to help integrate the ketamine experience and insights into your life, catalyzing your growth and progress.
Please note that we do not accept insurance.
If you are ready to try ketamine, Spravato and ketamine assisted psychotherapy, please give us a call to schedule.
Questions and Answers:
Q: Do you guarantee that ketamine or Spravato will work for me?
A: Although ketamine and Spravato are highly effective, no medication works for everyone. We will do an initial evaluation and determine if ketamine or Spravato (esketamine) is safe and appropriate for you to try. Typically, people will see a response within the first 6 treatments.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: Ketamine and Spravato will lead people into a different state of consciousness. Most people find this a pleasant experience. You may lose track of time during the session. Blood pressure commonly goes up 10 -20 points during the session and then returns back to baseline. Mild nausea is not uncommon and is greatly reduced by not eating for an hour before the session.
Q: Can I drive myself home from treatment?
A: Ketamine and Spravato can slow your reaction times, so you may not drive for 12 hours after treatment.
Q: I have a therapist that works great for me. Can I keep them?
A: Absolutely. No treatment or therapist works for everyone, and if you have someone who works well for you, that is fantastic. If you do ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), our KAP therapist will coordinate with your therapist to maximize your benefits.
Q: Do you offer groups?
A: We offer a ketamine integration group.